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John Amaechi
John Amaechi
Position: None
Born: 11/26/70
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Amaechi, who does work for both NBA Cares and the Royal Foundation, suggested to both parties that they should team up on common initiatives. “He said to them that he should introduce the Royal Foundation to the NBA, and let’s see if we can get two great organizations together and have more of an impact. That’s how it happened,” NBA executive vice president of social responsibility and player programs Kathy Behrens told USA TODAY Sports. “Our folks in our UK office have been brainstorming. These two issues that mean so much to the Royal Foundation are really essential to the work we’ve been doing and so it just came together.”
via USA Today Sports
LeBron James, Adam Silver, Jay Z and Beyonce met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — William and Catherine — and the NBA and the Royal Foundation partnered on two worthy causes: stopping illegal wildlife trade and helping youngsters develop into coaches. But how did it all come together? English retired NBA player John Amaechi gets an assist. Amaechi, who does work for both NBA Cares and the Royal Foundation, suggested to both parties that they should team up on common initiatives.
via USA Today Sports
In the wake of his previous comments — made shortly after another retired NBA player, John Amaechi, revealed he is gay — a contrite Hardaway was introduced by a mutual friend to Vanessa Brito, a lesbian activist in Miami. She explained the potentially far-reaching ramifications of hate speech, which can incite bullies and traumatize those struggling with identity. Hardaway hadn’t bothered to consider any of that. “With what I said, people could think it’s OK to throw rocks at them or bully them,” Hardaway said. “I just wanted to make people understand that what I said wasn’t cool. I wanted to make amends for it.”
via Contra Costa Times
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In a video interview with HuffPost Live, Phil Jackson is asked whether sports organizations and players need to be more inclusive of gay athletes. Jackson, who played 12 seasons in the NBA and coached for 20, winning 11 championships along the way, had this response: That’s a ridiculous question. I mean, none of us have probably ever seen it in all our careers. There’s no inclusiveness to be had, so it’s really a strange question. Jackson was then asked whether he meant there were no gay athletes in the NBA, to which he responded, “I’ve never run into it in all my career.” Interesting, because in summer 2000, Jackson was entering his second season as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, who had won the 1999-2000 NBA championship. The Lakers were in the market for a skilled backup center who could fit seamlessly into the triangle. Jackson reached out to free agent John Amaechi, who was coming off a solid season with the Orlando Magic.
via ESPN.com